Review: ‘Overground’ – Police Dog Hogan

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This is a band that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing live a couple of times, born entertainers that do well on the festival circuit however their studio recordings capture that energy that they bring to the stage and showcases their musicianship as a unit.

Overground features some lyrical gems in the form of ‘Here Comes Crow’ and ‘Funfair On Shepherd’s Bush Green’, the latter of which is a wonderful storytelling song which paints a clear picture in the listeners mind with it’s beautiful imagery. Meanwhile, ‘Here Comes crow’ is a slightly haunting number, the use of the instruments here, to compliment the lyrical themes, is innovative, particularly that fiddle part that starts the song off. ‘I Need Your Love’ is powerful yet simple whereas ‘Kathleen O’Hare’, again, showcases the ability of the band to tell a good story.

To conclude, after a long, enforced hiatus off the road due to the pandemic, the band have been busy plugging away, crafting what is arguably their best collection of songs to date and I can’t wait to see them bring these stories to life in a live setting once more. 

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